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these are the images. from the streets of canada. creations rule today. aging towards a syrian solution the un members are free to soften its statement with moscow ready to put its weight behind a resolution with no end to the regime of the major. mission incomplete brushes he went to bassett or warns nato it's too early to pull out about janet stand which is still plagued by insurgency and drug production. and oil exploration off the falkland islands has the u.k. brandishing its military might of those three decades after the war with argentineans overreaching against provide meals.
nine am in moscow i met très a good to have you with us here on our team our top story u.n. states have agreed to tone down a proposed security council statement on syria in a clear sign the world bodies moving towards a united stance russia says it's ready to back the resolution as long as there are no ultimatums aimed at the assad regime was lending its weight to the efforts of the un syria envoy kofi annan to mediate peace artie's middle east correspondent paula sli or as the details. the united nations security council is expected to vote on this draft statement after syria the statement as such is a statement that would not be legally binding and this is because over violence in syria has been ongoing for more than a year in lagos minus security council members has been that i'm able to agree on the resolution a resolution by comparison is binding statement is not but it does have the potential to become a resolution at
a later stage now russia is best making the statement and has that it will backfire resolution that will be formulated from the proposal being put forward by the former head of the united nations kofi annan he has a six point peace plan but moscow has made the point that any kind of statement any kind of resolution can not blame slowly need syrian regime for what has transpired in syria now we don't have to tells of course announce a plan we do understand it includes elements such as calling for hopeful violence such as humanitarian access such as the withdrawal of seclusion also from protest cities and some cities that are under siege and also for the release of detainees with moscow saying that that's that those proposals should be put on the table they should be discussed and debated at the united nations as soon as possible not a day goes past without reports of dozens of people being killed and again those losses are being experienced by both soldiers as well as the opposition as far as
the opposition goes it is a fragments and then it's not quite clear who is in control over oh the united states and other western bodies has backed the syrian national council which is effectively made up of political exiles in turkey and russia from the beginning at the polling the same position of as china has for it that it needs to be investigated who exactly are these rebels receiving reports that they have been funded and continue to their promises of funding from saudi arabia and. we now see . white spots the group that it has. terry gross abuses. as well as the pleadings it's a city both sides are to blame and this has been the position that moscow has been quit for a while and from the beginning that they really needs to be some kind of accounts in terms of both sides being responsible and both sides being able to book
a washington based activist jacob kornberg or warns when drawing up a un resolution on syria the security council should be wary that some members of a history of using mandates for their own purposes as we've seen in the past what the u.s. government does is it takes these what seem to be innocuous nice sounding resolutions and then drives you know a mack truck through them and says oh well this justifies military intervention this justifies bombing attacks no fly zones and so forth i would assume that the russians are going to be very cautious about the wording of their resolution but but i think we should keep in mind that no matter what they do with these these resolutions these interventions they always end up with a worse situation and there is much more death and destruction is so forth that if there is intervention my position is just leave this to the syrians to resolve what guides us foreign policy is getting their people into public office around the world and it's led to the disastrous consequences we've seen in iraq and
afghanistan elsewhere around the world where people despise the u.s. that's why some of us are saying it's time to dismantle this whole regime change foreign policy of interventionism in under cleared wars. barry out why murder of a london based arabic newspaper says we should be looking at the bigger picture with syria being a stepping stone to the real goal of iraq. i have a feeling that. i'm silly syria from iran as a full definitely it will be easier for the west and iran because it means they managed to see cool front. newport allies thousands of syrian missiles syrian warplanes which actually could participate in any war against iran but in order to do that you have to invade syria to invade syria is very very complicated adventure could be very costly i have a feeling that the worst is not intervening in syria because we determine what they
are going to do with use of nuclear programs are they going to bomb iran if the decided to bomb iran i think they will bomb iran and seated together and hezbollah i think they will launch a back east war and i believe personally if the war will take place the question is when. it gets the full interview with adel bari out run editor in chief of a london based arabic newspaper coming your way in the next hour here archy. rosco says the u.s. led coalition forces should not be pulling out of afghanistan just yet the mission there has not been fully accomplished russia's envoy to the un stressed the problem of drug production is rampant with trafficking money being used to fund terror are important i reports from new york. according to international law it is the security council that house to give approval and write a report before all the troops can withdraw from afghanistan what ambassador
churkin indicated is that the fact that there is an escalation in violence that's ongoing and terrorism continues to be us for that he said it is ill considered to establish arbitrary deadlines for withdrawing troops if the situation in afghanistan right now remains very critical and very unstable ambassador churkin said that security viable security needs to be a stablished before international forces leave one of the many concerns that ambassador churkin raises the fact that the production and illegal sales of drugs continues in afghanistan he said the production of opiates increased by sixty percent in two thousand and eleven and the fact that he said that there has to be stringent measures taken to eradicate the drug fields and drug crops in afghanistan he went on to paint what we could consider a very scary picture of this circumstance in afghanistan with many civilians
still being killed by airstrikes led by nato forces and an upsurge in violence still taking place there so the point that is being made by the russian ambassador to the united nation is that nato forces cannot just withdraw on a specific date of a specific year if afghanistan is not stabilized recent incidents including a u.s. soldier shooting did sixteen afghan civilians and copies of the koran being burned to the u.s. military base severely undermined the campaign and i were activist richard becker says americans are far from reaching their objectives despite plans to pull out in twenty four. about one fifth of all of the u.s. and nato troops who have been killed this year having been killed by people wearing afghan military or police uniforms and best indication that the so-called
how to ration of these forces to take over from the u.s. and nato is very very far from being a reality and there's no sign of the u.s. war in afghanistan has really been going on since one thousand seventy nine and some breaks but it started then it's now the latest phase been going for ten and a half years and no one can claim i don't think that they are any closer to the objective of military victory which is the end the real objective and there is no such thing is in sight the united states is determined to keep some bases and key bases particularly to try to as part of its drive to surround both russia and china and they want to do that but it's there's no question ability i don't think that there can be stability without a people of afghanistan being able to exercise their right to self-determination
and to take matters into their own hands stay with us here on our key still to come in the program the decade long dispute with britain in argentina entering a new phase with london making the most of its difference distant corners of broad scope. but first a series of blasts have rockets several large cities in iraq killing at least forty six people and injuring almost two hundred latest violence comes nine years after the u.s. led invasion of the country started and ahead of next week's arab league summit in baghdad and how activists michael radel says nato has left a deadly legacy in iraq. well i think what we have to remember the back is it's probably still under occupation. we may have seen the withdrawal of combat troops but there are still tens of thousands of western media would refer to as private contractors but we all know who these are paid mercenaries hired killers and it's in their interests and it's in the interests of the the leagues around the world to
keep this keep this conflict going there won't be any change in these countries until not only to the soldiers and the obviously but all the private contractors gone through and also the puppet governments that have currently been put in place by the americans and the british well think we've. destroyed a country we've destroyed its culture we've also destroyed its future its children in the last nine years the u.k. in the u.s. military have dropped over two thousand tons of depleted uranium on iraq. places like flu. cancer spreading in the region. childhood and child birth effects just washing off the scale this is really contaminated the ground contaminate the ground water so for that for the foreseeable future the iraqi population and not going to have a future that we can be optimistic about it's all it's been more than a year since the start of the uprisings across the middle east and war protesters first rallied under banners of democracy many now find the arab spring has
curtailed rather than broaden their will their liberties are he's our son avoid reports from beirut. no shortcuts the kearny sjambok ment in beirut stretches for over seven kilometers giving exercises plenty of room to test their stamina it's not only the most popular jogging venue across the arab world for some lebanese it's actually a symbol that their democracy is up and running freedom may be a very political concept but to most ordinary people it usually means something very concrete to me for example it's the ability to go for a tour without being harassed and lebanon is the only arab country these days that can meet these three of them we're going to try to go for a job in egypt last year i was physically threatened and i tried to do it leave it was automatic gunfire rather than my own figure that made me sweat. the plight of female jogger as may seem miniscule in the grand scale of things but ultimately
it's about living your life as you choose susan in no other arab country she says which should be able to dress like this but alone enjoy the outdoors with your boyfriend this softening of social norms didn't happen overnight but for susan it is just as valuable product of lebanese homegrown democracy as being able to voice a political opinion i was born here say i suffered a lot there because it's it's too too too limited i have to cover my face my eyes my whole body what i'm hearing being over here please look at me you look good does democracy me you is it just to walk around and up on with business and talk in the way i love to the things i love nice god it's about having to share beings with others while the arab spring sprout under the of banner of democracy for many it came at the expense of basic freedom to choose your lifestyle but islamists taking over politics in egypt not really just women are increasingly forced to cover their
heads in public to protect themselves from being harassed in libya militia now want to control not pull. the future but also the past saying something positive about the gadhafi era can get you killed we can look at the record of what the arab spring has brought in terms of so-called democracy and it's a catastrophe has as could have been predicted as was predicted at the outbreak because but if you go to egypt if you go to libya where you have arm bands that have been armed the so-called opposition national council and they're shooting each other to fight for the picking and so it's total anarchy and chaos in syria where armed rebels are also calling for western support of the democratic aspirations fighting for freedom all but killed a normal life sending your children to school without fear or not having your house destroyed this is what freedom often means for the average person and according to these syrian leaders this is what was sacrificed when the opposition took up arms
many across the arab world a longing for social and political change there is a widespread conviction that overexuberant western rooting for the opposition quite literally kills the genuine democratic movement you cannot export democracy people can achieve a former participation in government that is consistent with their values or when you try to export in from abroad into a contrary you very often end with the results that we saw in libya where before there was any foreign interference in that country there was an estimated at the highest five thousand people killed after that the highest estimate so that there are hundred thousand people killed but the west arab democracy may be a one off exercise a project to get done and over with but as lebanon's example shows a real freedom like a muscle needs time and sustained effort to grow and avoid the artsy beirut lebanon
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the official. called touch from the. light on the. video on demand. old girls. and street in the palm of your. between britain and argentina heating up again ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the falklands war this time it may not be about the sovereignty of the islands but while exploration off their shores as artie's are a better reports. first the prince in the war ship all apparently routine but toward tina the message is clear the neck out it's a regional and global issue because they're not rising in the south atlantic one more time try as me me we can't interpret it any other way they are sending a destroyer the word that is huge in modern along with the heir to the throne we
would have liked to see human civilian clothes not in a military uniform. the island sovereignties fiercely disputed argentina claims them as last mile venus the u.k.'s latest show of strength comes at a delicate time less than a month before the thirtieth anniversary of the war but claimed over nine hundred lives six hundred fifty of them argentinian an ill timed coincidence or a deliberate provocation whether there's an anniversaries relevant to us here aging really is routine there's no attempt to escalate anything but i do recognize that the argentinean president is seeking to put a different interpretation on it for fighter jets rapier missiles and a state of the art destroyer deterrent enough to argentina it's like a red rag to a bull with flag burning and protests against towards it sees as a colonial hangover the empire may be dead but the sentiment still very much alive
in britain today figures like lord stanley a celebrated here is the man the island capitals named after the falklands themselves may be small and distant but they're the last whispers of once extensive reach giving them up is simply out of the question britain refuses to negotiate on the island sovereignty and till the people who live there want to know wonder with the three thousand inhabit. since direct descendants of britain's colonists the falklands belong to the they are precious we have the right to self-determination that's and shined in the charter. were happy to talk to argentina about anything except sovereignty our sovereignty is not negotiable but the u.k.'s posturings left its subjects their high and dry argentina's blocked supply ships in retaliation this lump of rock may not seem worth fighting over its thirteen thousand kilometers from britain and cost seventy million pounds
a year to defend but with oil exploration just beginning off the coast is suddenly a lot more to lose. respecting has become more widespread in terms of exposure then i think it's it's help to ratchet up the crisis. tina from argentina supports you if the four probes in the waters to the north contain lots of oil and gas reserves the commercial exports will then of course there's a fear that britain in the falklands beauty would never wish to negotiate about the future argentina claims it's being robbed with britain set to yield up to sixty billion barrels of oil from under its nose no surprise the u.k. still refuses to negotiate then after the argentine protests but others are now listening the islands are monks just sixteen territories left in the world the un says need the colonizing for now though britain's making the most of its distant corners whilst it still can either bennett r t london take
a look now at some other stories making headlines across the globe two french police may have been injured in a shootout during a raid on a house in toulouse where the suspect in the killings at a jewish school was hiding up a series of sealed off the building a twenty four year old man reportedly has admitted links to al qaeda monday a rabbi his two sons and a schoolgirl were shot dead while a teenage boy was seriously injured there. these have been flown to israel for burial in jerusalem the killer is also suspected of shooting dead three soldiers of north african descent. a seven point four magnitude quake struck mexico shaking central and southern parts of the country damaging as many as five hundred buildings tremors were felt hundreds of kilometers away from the epicenter in mexico city where a pedestrian bridge collapsed crushing in many bus and downing telephone and power lines authorities say the quake would not pose a destructive tsunami. mitt romney has won the republican primary in the u.s.
state of illinois presidential hopefuls latest win on the road for deciding to stand against barack obama in the fight for the white house in november he got forty seven percent of the votes that it be and with it another victory in a key industrial state it's like his main rival rick santorum is i get favored by religious conservatives santorum now has and you know you know hope of overtaking brah. bellerose does it come under sharp criticism for executing two men found guilty of a deadly terror attack in the capital minutes he was preparing to adopt new sanctions and issue a resolution against the country the metro bombing in the capital in april last year left the team dead and injured more than three hundred two men found guilty of carrying out the attack were executed by firing squad last week president alexander lukashenko refused to pardon them despite numerous pleas from both within his country and abroad human rights groups of question the fairness of the trial but you can share with us everything was done according to look.
at that actually true but was absolutely transparent the investigation was labor the new head of the company's investigation is he was just two of the prosecutors of. russia's federal security service the f.s.b. israel's mossad interpol multipart in this investigation none of these organizations had any questions but the inquiry i'm just to prove and most importantly of my personal request in every step of the investigation is the first interrogation recorded on tape with no one since the rest of the defendants cleaned innocence he testified to the issue of everything with open charges have been supported by evidence from the trial itself was held in open court was absolutely not it's about the fairness of the person. you can hear more from belarus president alexander lukashenko in our interview
spotlight for thursday here on r.t. time now to get the latest market figures with katie at the business desk hello katie so china is still the dominant theme in the trading day very much. and it's. thinking and we think around the life of the china raised its prices by the based on why. two years and is that superbly hate britain also acknowledges that china's demand for or is out to the tumbling of the region as you can see asian stocks are the climbing first second day as mine is make use of building a quick retreat is. the chinese economy slowing we have a look at how the us finished up yesterday we can see that stocks fell after reaching stroke or highs they've had some great results this week yesterday it was very disappointing for the housing starts and the rest fell from
a three year high for future housing is highest level since october two thousand interesting see how. we look at the oil markets we can see it is a mix of senses today because prices now. from the biggest decline in. polls in the us are parents but we've also got news from saudi arabia saying they're going to supply as well as libya apparently as well because you have a hike in the price is wrong we look at the cars is a drama. most of the major rivals in the. over that growth in china. but we've also got the ruble growth a year on the greenback on. because of the risk appetite that will have those figures very shortly that's how the ruble finished up yesterday just put it you know if you look at the russian figures less than an hour. these are the figures yes it was a disappointing day as the markets failed to get off. the gold to see
how about his affair for this hour and it's the same value as a cheap greenback makes the dollar appreciate the dollar price. more attractive to buyers so they're heading for the safer haven. gold may regain its crown from plant them as more it's. the battle within six months as europe's debt crisis and chinese investors hundreds of stars and others say the best looking back to that safe haven that i'm in the news general electric says that sells well of coal and russia and that's when the u.s. withdraws its oil from soviet air out. of the present other russian a unit says that jaxon van make a member of the u.s. from emerging markets right now the u.s. exports to rushed about four percent versus twenty nine percent and your opinion
about forty three percent so the us has a big opportunity to increase its trade if we have. grand plan to your people take advantage of it so reduce the tariffs for equipment coming from the united states and also give us a little playing field against or european and asian counterparts if we see jaxon van it being repealed and russia being granted p.n.t.r. by the united states we expect our sales to triple by two thousand and twenty. hours or so the russian markets are going to be opening up in about thirty minutes time. in the next hour some of them.
with the end of the boer war and the going away of the soviet union many people thought that nuclear weapons disappeared. the risk is not zero that something might be going off by mistake especially the fall of the nuclear weapons on hair trigger alert. of a civilian who was in a desert three ball as an x. ray but you know if you keep spinning a trillion dollars a year on weapons of venture you're going to blow everybody up you can't you know people are dying from these weapons but until we actually see it people don't make up nuclear weapons or a bill. that represents all of the firepower of the second world war and this second sound is the equivalent fire power of the world's nuclear arsenal